In their latest quest to “push the envelope” on forged golf clubs, Mizuno has identified a material, Boron, that helped them make the faces of their new JPX-850 Forged irons thinner and 30% stronger. This allowed their designers to move more weight to the perimeter of the club head (more forgiving) and keep the thin face to maximize distance. We will have these in the shop in the next 2-3 weeks. Don’t wait! Get on the list for the latest in smooth feel, forgiveness and more distance! See the Mizuno JPX-850 Forged video.
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Thru rain delays and a dark end of the day, Rory McIlroy made all the shots needed to win his 2nd career PGA championship and 4th career major. He won his first two majors by eight shots at the 2011 U.S. Open and 2012 PGS Championship. A month ago he took a six shot lead and completed a win at the British Open. Even Phil Mickelson says “He’s better than everyone else right now.” So what does McIlroy play in his bag? According to www.golfwrx.com, below is a list of what is in McIlroy’s bag… Driver: Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (8.5 degrees) Shaft: Mitsubishi Rayon Kuro Kage XTS 70X 3 Wood: Nike VRS Covert 2.o (15 degrees) Shaft: Fujikura Rombax Pro 95 (X-Flex) 5 Wood: Nike VR_S Covert (19 degrees) Shaft: Fujikura Rombax Pro 95 (X-Flex) Irons: Nike VR Pro Blades (4-9) Shafts: Royal Precision Project X 7.0 Wedges: Nike VR Forged (46, 52, 56 and 59 degrees) Shafts: Royal Precision Project X 6.5 Putter: Nike Method 006 Prototype Ball: Nike RZN Black
Just to prove that a player will fill out their bag with clubs that fit their game, Tim Clark has another one of those eclectic bags. From an ACCRA M4-55 Tour Proto (55 gram) shaft in his driver to Aerotech i95 (95 gram shafts in his irons) to True Temper S400 Tour Issue (130 gram) shafts in his wedges, he used every club in his bag to eke out a win at the RBC Canadian Open. He also had clubs from Titleist, Callaway and TaylorMade in his bag. Just goes to show you that what fits you, works for you! It’s all about confidence in what you have in your hands when under pressure.
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True Temper shafts were in the winners circle on the PGA Tour, web.com and Alston Open de France on the European Tour this past weekend. Truth in Numbers: The Greenbrier Classic winner’s bag: Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 (3-PW) 75 sets of True Temper shafts in play at The Greenbrier Classic The Nova Scotia Open winner’s bag: Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 (3-PW) The Alstom Open de France winner’s bag: Project X 6.5 (4-PW) In addition to these winning shafts, True Temper models in the XP line continue to grow in popularity in the amateur ranks. By fitting to the proper shaft weight, flex, launch characteristics and feel, you will improve your consistency and confidence in your shots.
The top 3 at The Players had quite an array of clubs and shafts in their bags. Martin Kaymer played Graphite Design DI shafts in his TaylorMade SLDR driver, 3 wood and hybrid and True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue shafts in his irons and wedges. Jim Furyk played Fujikura Motore Speeder shafts in his Callaway Big Bertha driver and 3 wood, UST Mamiya ProForce VTS in his hybrid, KBS Tour 110 R hard-stepped in his RAZR X Forged irons, and True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 shafts in his wedges. Sergio Garcia, getting one of his best finishes recently, plays Mitsubishi Rayon Diamana Whiteboard 103x shafts in all of his TaylorMade SLDR woods, and Nippon N.S. Pro Tour 130X in his TaylorMade irons and wedges. What is even more interesting, something we all should pay attention to, is that Jim Furyk’s driver length is 44 3/8″ and Sergio only plays his driver at 43″! Control is the key for theses guys! Also shows that equipment, especially shafts, are totally fit to the unique swing and dynamics of each golfer!
Graphite Design had a pretty good weekend on the PGA Tour and LPGA Tour! Lydia Ko, the rookie phenom from New Zealand won the Swing Skirts Classic with Graphite Design DI-5 in her driver and Graphite Design UT-65 in her hybrid and Tour AD 65 irons. On the PGA Tour, Seung Yul Noh took the Zurich Classic while playing a Graphite Design Tour AD Z9003 7X in his driver and a DI-9 X in his 3 wood. Graphite Design has several shaft models that fit a variety of players from the DI series, MT and the new G Series Silver.
Last year Adam Scott won the 2013 Master’s Tournament using a great amount of talent and of course a great line up of shafts in his sticks. What Scott had in his bag were Graphite Design Tour AD DI 8X in his Driver, Fujikura Rombax Pro 95 in his fairways, KBS Tour X in his hybrids and irons and the KBS hi-rev in his wedges. Based on the top 23 players that are competing in the Masters this year, as predicted by Golf Digest, it looks as though there will be a completely diverse and array of shafts in the Masters Tournament for 2014. Within that list is of course our Reigning Champ – Adam Scott, Luke Donald, Sergio Garcia, Matt Kuchar, Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson. So what are they playing? Luke Donald is playing Accra SC 65 X in his Driver, Accra Tour Z 75 in his fairway woods, Fujikura Motore Speeder HB 8.8 in his hybrids, TT Dynamic Golds in his irons and spinners in his wedges. Sergio Garcia is playing Mistubishi Rayon Diamana White Board 103 X in his driver and fairway woods, Nippon NS Pro Tour 130 X in his irons and Nippon NS Pro... Read More
When I started the company in 1997, steel shafts played on the PGA Tour were pretty well dominated by True Temper. Their flagship line, The Dynamic Gold (S300, S400, X100) at one time was played by 96% of all players on Tour. Since then, companies like Nippon and KBS Shafts have started taking some wins. Nippon has long had the majority of golfers on the LPGA Tour playing their light weight 850 and 950 series shafts. A couple of weeks ago, the winner of the Valspar Championship played the Nippon N.S. Pro Modus 3 in his irons. And KBS Shafts have over 100 PGA Tour wins since the company started in 2008 (see a little history here). The cool thing for us is that all of these companies make shafts that have different weights, launch and spin characteristics, and feel. So, schedule and iron fitting and we can pick the right shaft for you from over 100 shafts that will help give you the tightest shot dispersion, the most distance and the best feel.
So Tiger Woods still Ranks #1 in the Golf World with Adam Scott just in reach, trailing behind him. To all of our surprise, even though Tiger has been playing just “average” golf as of late, and out of Tiger’s Total 2013-2014 PGA Season Tournaments, so far, he isn’t even ranked in the Top 10 Finishes. So, the regular, non-golfer would look at that and say “how is this possible?” How can someone not even finish in the Top Ten in Most of his tournaments and still be ranked #1? The answer is simple, Tiger plays less tournaments than most people on tour! He has played a total of 40 tournament, where Adam Scott, the next man on the Totem pole has played over 50! In those 40, comparatively, Tiger Wins more Championships as well. Tiger may not be the “beast” of the past, but he still is the Number One Golfer in World and even at his worst will be a tough guy to beat!